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Does mayopia cause blindness?

Iam 24 years old.I have mayopia. I have -3.5 degree of mayopia both of my eyes .Now i working as a software engineer.Iam Sitting 9hrs a day infront of the computer. I'am totally worried and curious that my mayopia can lead to blindness when i becomes older.Is there is any need to resign this job and leave computer profession? Really? Can you tell me how to prevent this from happening?
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  • Rechard


    I don't think you will be blind just because you have myopia and work in computer profession. However, your degree might increase in the situation you mentioned. What you should do is to protect your eyes by leaving your seat and looking at some thing in a far distance to relax your eyes. Also doing some eyes exercises will help. Finally, you should go to the eye doctor's often to get tests and buy the suitable glasses for you.
  • Rebecca


    In most case, mayopia is simply a minor inconvenience and poses little or no risk to the health of the eye. But sometimes myopia can be so progressive and severe it is considered a degenerative condition.
    Degenerative myopia (also called malignant or pathological myopia) is a relatively rare condition that is believed to be hereditary and usually begins in early childhood. About 2 percent of Americans are afflicted, and degenerative myopia is a leading cause of legal blindness.
    In malignant myopia, the elongation of the eyeball can occur rapidly, leading to a quick and severe progression of myopia and loss of vision. People with the condition have a significantly increased risk of retinal detachment and other degenerative changes in the back of the eye, including bleeding in the eye from abnormal blood vessel growth.
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